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Vikings Draft Prospect: LB Devin Bush

Devin Bush has all the tools to be a great NFL linebacker, but his lack of size may ultimately drop him into round two. Still, thanks to the current era of NFL offense, Bush may be entering the league at exactly the right time to be an immediate difference-maker.

Vikings Draft Prospect: iOL Elgton Jenkins

Elgton Jenkins has been a mostly under-the-radar mid-round interior line prospect. However, thanks to an excellent week at the Senior Bowl, some have Jenkins climbing as high as round two. With his good size, athleticism and intelligence, it is easy to see why.

My 5-Step Plan to Fix the Minnesota Vikings

With the 2018 NFL season officially over, the league now shifts to reshaping rosters.If the Minnesota Vikings expect to be the team to unseat the Patriots in Super Bowl LIV, these are key steps they will have to take. Here is my plan as...

Vikings Draft Prospect: DT Daylon Mack

Nov 17, 2018; College Station, TX, USA; UAB Blazers quarterback Tyler Johnston III (17) is sacked by Texas A&M Aggies defensive lineman Daylon Mack (34) during the second quarter at Kyle Field. Mandatory Credit: John Glaser-USA TODAY Sports
Mack is one of the top mid-round prospects in this draft, thanks to his elite physical features. He combines elite quickness and a low-center of gravity, and could be a diamond in the rough as a future starter at the next level. 

Five Games that Defined the Vikings’ 2018 Season

Dec 30, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen (19) talks to quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) on the sidelines in the fourth quarter against Chicago Bears at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
In a 16-game season, it may seem unreasonable to whittle down a team's essence to five games. However, each game represents a piece of an over-arching story, and each piece spells out a pattern that leads to the final product. The Vikings were the ultimate roller coaster of NFL teams this year. The highs were high, the lows impossibly low. These five games represented what made the 2018 Vikings the disappointment they ultimately proved to be.

2018 Vikings Predictions: Where We Were Right and Wrong

Dec 30, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) looks to pass during the second quarter against the Chicago Bears at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
Prior to 2018 training camp, Full Press Vikings released two prediction pieces called "What Will Go Right" and "What Will Go Wrong." Now that the 2018 season is officially in the books, let us take a look back at how those predictions fared.

Vikings Draft Prospect: G Chris Lindstrom

Lindstrom's name is not as sexy as other top-tier linemen in this year's draft. That said, he presents a versatile, plug-and-play interior presence who should be able to fit into virtually any NFL offense.

2019 Vikings Mock Draft 1.0: Combine Build-Up

The NFL Draft Combine is approaching quickly. Day one is mere weeks away, even though the end of the Vikings' season does not seem that long ago. That means draft season is upon us, and it is ripe time to begin predicting the route the Vikings take when they go on the clock.

Vikings Draft Prospect: Edge Jaylon Ferguson

Dec 22, 2018; Honolulu, HI, USA; Louisiana Tech Bulldogs defensive end Jaylon Ferguson (45) attempts to rush past Hawaii Warriors offensive lineman Ilm Manning (75) during the first quarter of the SoFi Hawaii Bowl at Aloha Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steven Erler-USA TODAY Sports
One of the most productive players at any position in all of college football, Ferguson uses elite hands and strength to make play after play. How well his college production translates is to be seen, but Ferguson presents one of the more intriguing prospects in this year's draft.

2019 Not a Last Stand for Vikings Brass (But 2020 Might Be)

Oct 18, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer (L) speaks with general manager Rick Spielman (R) prior to their game against the Kansas City Chiefs at TCF Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports
Mediocrity is not a place Vikings fans thought they would be miring in come this time of year. Even more surprising are the calls from some sectors for the jobs of Rick Spielman and Mike Zimmer.

Senior Bowl Studs: Six Standouts

Jan 26, 2019; Mobile, AL, United States; North wide receiver Andy Isabella of UMASS (5) runs up the field on a reception against South defensive back Lonnie Johnson Jr. of Kentucky (1) during the first quarter at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
The drafts best game action showcase provided fans with a glimpse at a myriad of talented prospects. Many players helped build their resume leading up to the draft, but these are six names that stood out at the Senior Bowl as potential future Vikings.

Senior Bowl Players Vikings Fans Should Eye

Jan 24, 2019; Mobile, AL, USA; North offensive tackle Dalton Risner of Kansas State (71) blocks against North defensive end L.J. Collier of TCU (91) during the North squad 2019 Senior Bowl practice at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
The Senior Bowl kicks off in one hour, and a number of prospects have used this week of practice to get their name on scout's minds. Here are a handful of the players Vikings fans should be focusing on as the best college seniors in the country square off in the largest prospect showcase of draft season.

Vikings Draft Prospect: OL Dalton Risner

Nov 17, 2018; Manhattan, KS, USA; Kansas State Wildcats offensive lineman Dalton Risner (71) crosses the goal line against Texas Tech Red Raiders defensive lineman Nick McCann (98) during the fourth quarter at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. The touchdown was called back on a penalty. Mandatory Credit: Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports
Since 2019 draft prospects began to take shape, Dalton Risner has been the consensus Vikings fan choice for the 18th overall pick. And given his tape, it is easy to see why. Risner is a tough as nails, aggressive, efficient blocker who excels both in the run and pass game. Whether he ultimately settles at tackle or on the interior is to be determined, but whoever ends up with him will more than likely have a day one starter on their hands.

First Round Finally?: Five Top Shelf O-Line Prospects

Nov 10, 2018; Norman, OK, USA; Oklahoma Sooners offensive lineman Cody Ford (74) reacts after the game against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Here is the thing that may turn some off to the Vikings drafting a lineman at 18th overall: guards remain unsexy. Minnesota seems to have both tackle spots penciled in for next year, so anyone they draft this year will ideally be competing for a starting guard spot. That inherently sounds like they would not be getting full value for the pick.

Potential Vikings Targets from East-West Shrine Game

Jan 19, 2019; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; East wide receiver Terry Godwin II (4) of Georgia and West linebacker Justin Hollins (48) of Oregon receive the mvp trophies for offensive player and defensive player after the game between the East and the West in the Shrine game at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports
Granted, the Vikings are strong defensively, and need drastic help on the offensive line. Worry not; an offensive line-centric piece will be coming shortly. This piece is about those mid-round players that can be key depth pieces or even surprise starters moving forward. Without further ado, here are six names from the East-West Shrine Game who could be in the Vikings' sights.

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